Assault leaves man seriously injured; two arrested

Authorities said a man had to be airlifted to a hospital after an assault. (FILE)

Two men were taken into custody Tuesday night and one man was flown to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries sustained in what deputies say was an assault near Mt. Sterling.

According to the Gasconade County Sheriff's Department, the assault occurred along River Road near Mt. Sterling.

After responding to the scene, a search was instigated for a vehicle believed to have been involved in the incident. With help from the Highway Patrol and the Owensville Police Department, a suspect vehicle was stopped and two men were taken into custody for their alleged involvement.

The investigation is ongoing.

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